About Us

Wild Newport, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping wildlife.

Our mission is to give Wildlife on Aquidneck Island a second chance through rescue, rehabilitation, and release. We also strive to educate Rhode Island communities on the importance of balance as we co-exist with nature. Wild Newport was founded by Jody Giddings. Jody is licensed by the State of Rhode Island DEM as a Wildlife Rehabilitator, Certified in Wildlife Rehabilitation through The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, and a member of The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Jody holds a Master's in Education and previously founded  Sea Rangers Nursery School in Newport. Until now, there has never been an organization that focus' solely on Wildlife Rehabilitation in Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Wild Newport is taking on this challenge!

Project Updates

Baby Warm Success!!!!

An anonymous donor from Baby has fully funded our Incubator Reguest!  Thank you so much to our mystery donor! We will be posting pictures once the incubator arrives just in time for our spring babies!

Outdoor Caging

We are in the process of building outdoor enclosures for our wildlife that is ready to be back outside. These enclosures are an integral part of the rehabilitation process as we allow our wildlife guests to reacclimatize to the outdoors.

Babies Coming Soon!

Be sure to check back to our @newportwildliferehab Facebook Page  as well as this website  for updated photos of our new patients and Aquidneck Island Rescues!

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals in providing the best care for injured wildlife. We receive no State or Federal funding and rely solely on your generous donations.       

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We are currently open by appointment only. Please call our ANIMAL HOTLINE at (401)287-7775 for assistance with animals on Aquidneck Island. 

Wild Newport

25 Little Creek Lane, Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 287-7775